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By Joshua A. T. Fairfield

during this compelling exam of the intersection of clever know-how and the legislation, Joshua A. T. Fairfield explains the quandary of electronic possession - how and why we not keep an eye on our smartphones or software-enable units, that are successfully owned by way of software program and content material businesses. In years we won't personal our 'smart' televisions so as to even be utilized by advertisers to pay attention in to our residing rooms. within the coming decade, if we don't take again our possession rights, a similar could be acknowledged of our self-driving automobiles and software-enabled houses. We possibility turning into electronic peasants, owned by means of software program and ads businesses, let alone overreaching governments. Owned might be learn by means of somebody eager to understand extra in regards to the lack of our estate rights, the consequences for our privateness rights and the way we will regain keep watch over of both.

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